Starfield Direct is a long-awaited sci-fi RPG game in which we will embark on an incredible journey to explore the depths of outer space. Bethesda Softworks is known among the player base for creating vast and expansive worlds for their games that you could lose yourself in, and I, being lost for a long time in the world of Skyrim, can't wait to dive into this game. Here is what we learned from the Starfield Direct, which followed the Xbox Games Showcase, showcasing a plethora of new information.
Everything we learned from the Starfield Direct
Starfield Direct came out with a Deep Dive video uncovering numerous impressive game features and digging deeper into what we can expect from space exploration, character creation, ship construction, skills, weaponry, and more. The developers at Bethesda really took it a step further to allow you to experience a world that's lived in despite the vastness of outer space, which is important in open-world games like this.
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Exploration in Starfield
Starfield Direct announced an open world on a whole new scale as the players can explore a planet they find themselves on to the fullest and visit many other planets in numerous star systems. What immediately caught my eye is the incredible graphics and ray tracing effects that make it seem real and almost photorealistic in some cases. It truly is a sight to behold, and what makes the impression even stronger is the fact that any satellites or objects you see in the sky are not even backdrops; they're there for real and fully explorable.
Being able to land on nearly any planet or a planet-like object will be the staple of Starfield and an essential part of game progression. You will use your equipment to scavenge for resources, look for hidden treasures and artifacts left behind by lost civilizations, and even stumble upon pirate-infested derelict colony outposts.
What really marred the whole experience was the noticeable framerate drop in certain areas that were heavily laden with vegetation or when the action became too intensive. Bethesda's Todd Howard has confirmed a 30 frames per second lock on both Xbox Series X|S, and it's only understandable given that the game will run on a somewhat updated version of an old engine that has seen many generations go by. But, despite being a shame to have such a visual masterpiece run at sub-standard frame rates, many players will find this limitation unacceptable today.
Character customization and shipbuilding in Starfield
Starfield will also feature full character and starship customization, complete with crew management. The developer went out of their way to present us with a way to make a one-of-a-kind starship by customizing it to our own specs. The way to access the customization options will be to speak with ship technicians, which will be present on all spaceports. They will allow you to upgrade individual ship systems and change the ship's layout to better suit your needs. Nealy any kind of invention will be possible, from creating large cargo haulers to speedy interceptors custom-suited for space raiding.
If you're the type of person who likes to spend hours on character creation to bring their own imagined character to life, you will have plenty to do in Starfield. Lead tech artist Felipe Nogueira promised plenty of character diversity in facial features will be possible. By scanning the facial features of people from many different ethnic groups and age spans, the engine will use the data they compiled from it to create all types of realistic characters, making it also possible for us to use it in the main character generation.
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RPG elements and Romance in Starfield
Having romancing options for your character has become a staple for many RPG games today, and Starfield promises many opportunities for love among the stars. Relationship building will also be present in the game, which should tie really well with ship and crew customization. Choosing the NPC characters that I like for my crew while being able to boot the ones I don't is something I'm especially looking forward to in this game since I used to be an avid Mass Effect player; we all know that you always brought your romance interest with you on the ground missions!
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